Rashad Evans dominated the first two rounds and survived Rampage Jackson's vicious third-round flurry to win their light heavyweight bout by unanimous decision at UFC 114 on Saturday night.
Evans made good on his promise to end his long-simmering feud with Jackson by controlling the opening rounds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the UFC's hometown.
Jackson started slowly in his first bout since March 2009, but he nearly stopped Evans with a third-round shot. Evans survived and landed one last takedown before winning 30-27 on two judges' scorecards.
Evans and Jackson were scheduled to meet last December, but Jackson postponed the bout to continue work as B.A. Baracus in next month's film version of "The A-Team."